New York (United Nations), September 26, 2011 (MAP)Moroccan Foreign Minister Taib Fassi Fihri deplored, at a meeting in New York with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the "rigid position of other parties" regarding the Sahara issue."We have tackled the Sahara issue and I deplored again the rigid position of other parties," the Minister told the press at the end of the meeting in the UN headquarters.
“We have tackled the Sahara issue and I deplored again the rigid position of other parties,” the Minister told the press at the end of the meeting in the UN headquarters.
He said that during the upcoming weeks a number of sectoral meetings will be held, which will enable authentic Moroccan Sahrawi citizens to contribute to the advancement of negotiations underway.
During the meeting, the two parties also discussed Moroccan-Algerian relations, which “has not yet reached the phase of normalization between the two brotherly and friendly countries,” the Minister lamented.
He also stressed the “importance of the process underway,” notably the exchange of ministerial visits at sectoral level for an effective normalization to pave the way for the opening of borders.
The Minister highlighted the significant role of the Maghreb region within the Arab and African nations, as well as in the Euro-Mediterranean process.